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dsbwn3's picture
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Birth Control

What is everyone doing about birth control? My 6 week is coming up soon and I dont know what I want to do. Pills make me a totaly different person I have tired many different types and also had the mirena but had issues with that.

jubileerose's picture
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We aren't going to Use anything but the old pull out method. I don't want to mess up my supply with hormonal birth control.

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I don't quite know. For now nothing, but breastfeeding and crossing fingers. But in a few months I don't know. Interested in hearing what everyone else is doing.

Marite13's picture
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Nothing for us. We will go back to using condoms eventually.

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Nothing sounds appealing to me. I had a Mirena for 6 months and I didn't like it. I won't remember to take a pill at the same time every day and I don't want one messing with my milk supply (and I'm not sure if I'd trust the mini pill). I don't want to be affected (weight gain, acne, mood swings etc.) by any hormonal birth control option though.

So I'm thinking I'll track my cycle and use condoms (hubby and I are both ok with that). I expect my period to come back soon because I'm not exclusively breast feeding, so I should hopefully be able to track it. I still have a ton of OPK dip sticks as well for added assurance.

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OH HELL NO Im not getting preggo again!!!!! I like the 99.9% chance that I wont so I will def be on something but Im not sure what. Ill talk to doc in two weeks....I like the Para Gaurd IUD. Non hormonal but heavy periods. Even still, Id rather deal with birth control than an unplanned pregnancy at this point in my life.

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lexirunner's picture
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Vasectomy.

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Ugh, I have no idea! We used NFP for the 18 months between the boys, so I assume we'll go back to that at some point. I have no idea because I didn't BF Owen past the 3 week mark, so my period returned within the next 6-8 weeks after that (can't remember exactly). Now that I'm BFing (well, EPing), I have no idea when AF will return. I don't even know how to track a BF cycle! I guess we'll be going out to get condoms. Not that I'm thinking about DTD ANYTIME soon, though!

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Well, seeing as how NFP resulted in Nora ;), we will use condoms for now. We used the pull out method for a long time but I think I want to be more careful since I've pretty much decided that I should not get pregnant again due to the complications that come up when I do. We've talked about DH getting a vasectomy later this year. I know it is the best option for us since I do not want to be on any kind of birth control but it makes me sad to think about it. There is a big part of me that really wants to get pregnant again, even if it's not likely.

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Tubes are tied. Getting mirena. Pull out and condoms during the fertile part of the month. Nak.

shroutbabymama85's picture
Joined: 11/08/11
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going for the implant thing you can get in your arm or the hoo ha. since i got pg off the patch, can't keep weight on with the shot and i am absolutely horrible about taking pills, i'm going to try the implant thing. not fond of the nuevaring so i'm hoping the implant thing in my arm will do good for me.

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Trey will soon be getting the big V. I think 5 is it for us and feel more "done" than I ever had post-baby.

I so love being pregnant and having babies.....but want to focus on enjoying the ones we have now. Smile

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We had sex for the first time a week ago and guess what my husband did but go ahead and finish inside me. Argh!!!!
I almost hit him. I told him later if he got me pregnant I'll give him two black eyes Smile
He shrugged and said "maybe it'll be a boy"!!!! Guess he's ready for another.

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"jubileerose" wrote:

We had sex for the first time a week ago and guess what my husband did but go ahead and finish inside me. Argh!!!!
I almost hit him. I told him later if he got me pregnant I'll give him two black eyes Smile
He shrugged and said "maybe it'll be a boy"!!!! Guess he's ready for another.

You do know you can get pregnant even if DH doesn't finish, right? But this post makes me LOL

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We'll use the good 'ole pull-out until we decide if we want more or not. It worked for 3 years with DD, so it should be fine. I don't want any birth control because we're EBF and I don't want anything to mess with that. I'm more thinking we're done as two has been quite the transition...if we decide we're done then DH says he wants to get the big V.

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"jubileerose" wrote:

He shrugged and said "maybe it'll be a boy"!!!! Guess he's ready for another.

i loved this. Lol

jubileerose's picture
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At least everyone's amused while I cross my fingers and hope nursing around the clock will keep me safe. This time. Wink

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"jubileerose" wrote:

At least everyone's amused while I cross my fingers and hope nursing around the clock will keep me safe. This time. Wink

in the same boat...we did a few times too, after the first i asked if we ought to be careful, but did twice since that conversation. he said we should be careful but yet again failed pull out. deep down i think he wants more, just not right now. praying all is good, especially since i haven't really bled since the 2nd week pp(not even spotted, ), and since i gave up on breastfeeding over a week ago, if noting turns up by the 23rd, i wil ask the ob. wll let ya'll know.

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"jubileerose" wrote:

At least everyone's amused while I cross my fingers and hope nursing around the clock will keep me safe. This time. Wink

I'm doing the same thing Jubilee. It worked for my other 2. Didn't get AF back (or get pregnant) until 14 months and 17 months pp respectively. Hoping I have at least a year to decide if I want another one. Until then nursing is my only form of birth control

jubileerose's picture
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Good to know Kristin! I used the mini pill after Penelope was born, which you might remember. But I think it made me crazy. We're trying to avoid hormones this time.